Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a fun and glamorous New Years Eve and are getting this year off to a good start so far! Although I haven’t made many resolutions for 2016, I have decided to do things a little differently this year with my day-to-day style and the outfits I post on Natalie in the City.
As a plus size woman, it’s difficult to keep up with the latest trends, all the while finding clothes that actually fit. However, I want to push the boundaries of my outfits as much as possible and make whatever I have in my closet work in ways I never thought it could. Whether that means challenging the norms and rules of what plus size women “can/should” wear or simply challenging myself to dress to the nines every single day—lord be with me—I want to take my style and love for fashion more seriously.
Beginning with this outfit: The monochromatic look (January 1, 2016)
After a night of ringing in the new year with my boyfriend on a yacht cruise overlooking the Chicago skyline, my best friend wanted to grab brunch the next morning. Considering that I was not only dancing and partying all night in heels and then walking through the city to catch a cab at nearly 2:00 a.m. after our yacht docked, I should have just thrown my hair up in a bun and put some leggings and UGG boots on. However, I decided to muster up the energy—pre-coffee—to put together this cute little ensemble. This sweater dress is so cozy, without being too bulky, and definitely looks great on my figure. I paired the dress with this dark grey cardigan and a pair of knee-high grey boots, topping the look off with a street level tote.
Photography by: Katherine Davis